Author's Note: To be honest, this is a fairly old song fic that's been rotting around here for quite a while, but I just moved it into this collection since I'm trying to keep my page all pretty and in order. Besides, it fits the theme too perfectly for it not to be in here.

I've loved this song by Peter, Paul, and Mary since I was a little girl, and although it's a bit sad, the music always made me smile.

Disclaimer: I do not own the rights to HM, its characters, nor do I own the song Leaving on a Jet Plane by Peter, Paul, and Mary.


Leaving on a Jet Plane

All my bags are pack, I'm ready to go.

I'm standing here outside your door.

We both knew the day would come when I'd be off again, but I can't say I've ever felt this way before. The thought of leaving you... it's a lot harder for me to take than either one of us could've realized. When I watched you pack up my things with such loving care, I wondered why you didn't shed a single tear. Was it because you had simply come to accept that I was leaving, or were you grateful to be rid of me? Although I can't say for sure, I hope you'll be missing me; I'll certainly be missing you. That's why I'm here...

I don't want you to forget me once I'm gone.

I hate to wake you up to say goodbye,

But the dawn is breakin', its early morn.

You never were a morning person, but I knew you'd make an exception for me. After all, you promised you'd do whatever you could to keep the smile on my face. You always said it was the reason you first fell in love with me, and I don't think you realize how much that meant to me. Sweet words were what made me charming, but you knew there was more to me than those pretty, little whispers which was all I could offer a woman. You gave me so much more that I didn't deserve although I never seemed to give you anything in return. You used to assure me that none of that mattered to you.

My happiness was yours.

The taxis waiting, he's blowin' his horn

Already I'm so lonesome I could cry.

Although he's calling out for me to get the move on, and he says he'll just go and leave me here, I know he'll wait. He's not going to miss out on the first fare of the day, no matter how long he has to sit on the street. The only thing that's important to me right now is you, and nothing could make me think otherwise. You're a strong woman, though, since I'm the one tearing up, but I wouldn't expect anything else from you. You used to tell me that big girls don't cry... However, I don't think that's true at all because I know that after I'm gone, you'll bury your face in your pillow.

I just want you to know that it's perfectly alright.

So kiss me and smile for me.

Tell me that you'll wait for me.

Hold me like you'll never let me go...

I'm leavin' on a jet plane.

I don't know when I'll be back again.

Oh, babe, I hate to go...

Please don't go just yet because I have so much more to say. I've never thought it was needed before this moment, here and now, but I just want you to know that I'm... sorry. Though I've caused you so much grief in the past seemingly without a care, my apathy was all a farce, a cheat, a lie. For every hurt I cost you, I paid double the price after I came to realize how I'd done you wrong... I need to thank you for being kind enough to forgive me for everything I've said and done. No one else was ever that good to me...

...especially, when I didn't deserve it.

There's so many times I've let you down.

So many times I've played around.

I tell you now, they don't mean a thing...

Karen, Popuri, Mary... They were all just a part of some cruel game I got caught up in. I'm not naive enough to believe that you didn't suspect or even know, but I have to ask myself why you didn't just up and leave me. Who knows how many times I broke your heart, time and time again? I'll never understand what reason you could possibly have left to love me after all I've put you through, but I'm grateful. If I'd lost you, I would be nothing more than empty shell of a man. None of the other girls cared for me like you did when I was down and out on my luck.

You're the only girl for me.

Every place I go, I think of you.

Every song I sing, I sing for you.

When I come back, I'll wear your wedding ring.

With all the places I've been and all those I have left to go, you might think I'll come to forget you, but I'm here to assure you that's not true in the least. You're the first thought on my mind in the morning, and your name is the last word of my lips at night. I haven't loved another the way I do you which is the honest to Goddess truth. You're the only one that keeps me coming back, year after year. Although I can't say what it is about you that really makes hard to go, I can promise you that one day I'll never have to leave. There'll be a time when you'll know that for certain.

On bended knee, it's then I'll ask you to be mine.

So kiss me and smile for me.

Tell me that you'll wait for me.

Hold me like you'll never let me go...

I'm leaving on a jet plane.

I don't know when I'll be back again.

Oh, babe, I hate to go...

Don't mind the tears I'm crying because they're all for you. I've accepted that you won't let yours fall even though your beautiful, blue eyes are misted over. You're everything I ever wanted while I was the only one not to know. I'm nothing without you in my arms, like half a person, and I'm dreading that feeling whenever I have to leave you behind. I wish I didn't have to although I know where you stand on the matter. I've asked you countless times for you to join me, but your answer is always the same.

"You'll need a home to come back to."

Now the time has come to leave you...

One more time... let me kiss you...

Each time I kiss your satin lips, I feel my heart swell at the memory of the last. I'll never forget this moment when we say our good-byes. I can't kiss another as long as I can think back on the nights when you were at my side, nestled in the bed we shared. Your long, blonde hair cascaded over the silk pillows, and I saw your gentle curves under the satin sheets which my hazy thoughts traveled over and along. The peaceful expression on your sleeping face reassured me it would be alright. One thought is more than enough to comfort me on the lonely nights I'll have to bear...

There'll come a day it will be more than just a fond remembrance.

Then close your eyes, I'll be on my way.

Dream about the days come...

No matter how far away I may travel, I don't want to know you're pining for me. When I think of you, I only want to imagine your happiness, and I want you to forget anything but the joys in life. I tell you this because I don't want to be the one to break your tender heart. I might've broken many before, but none have been as gentle as yours. They were nothing more than wilted flowers while you continue to bloom, even in my absence. I wonder how you're so different from them.

Do you believe in the words I confide in you?

When I won't have to leave alone.

About the times, I won't have to say...

As I tuck the stray lock behind your dainty ear, I'll share in whispers all the things I've ever loved about you. Your smile, your tears... your laughter, your cries... your dreams, your nightmares... They're everything I love while I think of you, and there's no one else who could possibly compare. Even if you find fault in yourself, in my eyes, you're perfection personified. That's what it means to me when I tell you what you what to hear the most. I can assure you that these three words will be the ones to cast the final, everlasting spell.

I love you.

So kiss me and smile for me.

Tell me that you'll wait me.

Hold me like you'll never let me go...

I'm leavin' on a jet place.

I don't know when I'll be back again.

Oh, babe, I hate to go...